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Report Ranks Best and Worst States to be a Police Officer

A new report has ranked the best and worst states to be a police officer based on a variety of factors—such as median salary, benefits packages, quality of life, opportunity for advancement, and levels of criminal activity to which officers must respond.

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Florida Chief Cites Low Pay for High Employee Turnover

Chief Diane Hobley-Burney presented a case to the city as to why she feels a bigger investment in the police department will reverse turnover trends.

California Department Now Allows Officers to Display Tattoos on Duty

Officers with the Pittsburg (CA) Police Department can now display tattoos on duty as the chief of the department says the ban on visible tattoos had become outdated.

Arkansas Department Fires Officer Involved in Deadly Shooting

The Little Rock Police Department has fired Officer Charles Starks, who was involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect—identified as Bradley Blackshire—who was driving a stolen vehicle toward him.

Arbitrator: Minnesota Officer Should Be Reinstated

According to Minnesota Public Radio, 51-year-old Officer Phillip Lombardi was fired after he got into a confrontation with a woman off duty. The woman had kicked his car, and Lombardi got into a verbal confrontation with her.

Maine Town to Vote on Disbanding Police Department

The small coastal town of Gouldsboro will vote in June on whether or not to disband its police department.

Pennsylvania Town Votes to Disband Police Department, Merge with Neighboring Agency

In a town council meeting that lasted three minutes, city leaders in the Pittsburgh suburb of Cheswick voted to disband its police department and merge with the department in neighboring Springdale Township.

Former Canadian Officer Wins PTSD Court Battle Over Exposure to Child Porn

A former law enforcement officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD after "overwhelming" exposure to child pornography while working on child sex abuse cases has won his court battle against the federal and provincial governments.

Small Colorado Department Shut Down Via Text Message

Town leaders in Kiowa, Colorado reportedly informed the two of the three members of the small town's police department via text message that the doors had been shuttered, the locks had been changed, and that they were all laid off.

Video: Baltimore Officer is 'Rapper of Positivity' Both On and Off Duty

Officer Joshua Jackson of the Baltimore Police Department has been rapping since he was a 14-year-old freshman in high school. Now that he's an officer with the department, he continues to pursue his art even as he pursues his law enforcement career. In fact, those two goals seem to have a lot more in common than one might immediately imagine.